Oliver Robert secured the biggest win of his career yesterday in his first-ever Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix victory in Madrid. There was a standing ovation as he landed over the last fence beating 12-time LGCT Grand Prix winner Scott Brash in a thrilling two way jump-off.
Elation written across his face and getting emotional Robert said “ I love to come to Madrid so much. I am always second, I've never won a 5* Grand Prix before and today it was a tough one against one of my favourite riders Scott Brash, I am so happy it is such a fantastic day for me and my team.”
Confidently he explained why he thought he could win today. “I think I was able to do it, as Scott was fast but not as fast as usual. We haven’t seen people for over a year and a half so it is fantastic to win today. Speaking about qualifying for the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, taking place at the GC Prague Playoffs this November Olivier said: “To be there with all the champions, I am not a champion myself, I don’t understand how I am here winning here, it is just incredible for me.”
Source: Press Release